Greener Grass?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by garyslawn, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. garyslawn

    garyslawn LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 160

    I have a lawn, this is it second season and it will not green up or grow hard. Even after fert. it always looks light green to yellow. Had PH done 6.5. Thanks
  2. DaleL

    DaleL LawnSite Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 49

    Have you checked the thatch layer? If it is too thick or dense nothing can get through it to the soil/root level. If that's the case core aerate the snot out of it. Though I'd prefer to wait now until fall. Just my 2 cents...
  3. garyslawn

    garyslawn LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 160

    it is a 2 year old lawn. Tons of topsoil brought in, no thatch. 3 inch root system. Thanks
  4. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    what about other nutrients? did you have a complete soil test.
  5. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Did you have the CEC checked as part of the soil test???
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    What type of grass is it? I have one lawn that I do that was seeded with all Perennial Rye that this "brainiac landscaper put on this new lawn. I am going to sell a slit seeding in the fall to these people for some REAL grass, that will give color and texture. Dirty shame. All that money, and the end result is a light green lawn because of someone else's "skimping".:rolleyes:
  8. DMAN

    DMAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76


    I have a customer too that just had their lawn hydroseeded with all perennial rye in the fall and i put down a starter fert app in the beginning of the spring and it still looked yellowish after that. I just applied another application of fert(19-2-9). I was wondering if this will help the color of the lawn or is it a hopeless case at this point. Should i resort to a iron product to help the situation??


  9. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    rye grass will never be a nice dark green, you have to get some blue grass in it. At the very least aerate and overseed with bluegrass heavy in the fall, but be careful with the crabgass control in the spring. What I do is start the season with 19-19-19 on lawns that had been overseeded in the fall and add the pre-m in round 2.
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Try Sustaine , it's turkey **** and it great! Lesco sells it and I can't say enought good about it.

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